Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where does it all live???

So, now I've shown you all of my stash I thought I'd show you were it all lives. Its a really small space and I'm actually fairly impressed that I got it all to fit :D

I moved an old coffee table into my closet. All of those tubs & baskets are stacked on it. There is also a box of patterns/books/magazines Next to the coffee table I have a set of drawers:

The top drawer is my novelty & children's prints. The second drawer (which wasn't pictured) is quilt tops and some backings. The third drawer is my yarn stash. I'm trying to be very good and making it all fit in that drawer ~ its trying to bust out as we speak. The tubs, shoe boxes & baskets on top of the drawers are my scraps. I'll show you those another time, another day. So, while it looks fairly cluttered ~ its way better than how it used to be and in reality its pretty organized....

This is where I used to sew. In the spring and summer it is so bright and full of light and its tucked away in a back corner of the house (thus the name of my blog). Its the corner of our bedroom. Lately, though I'd been having a hard time staying motivated feeling so far removed from the rest of the house and the family. I rarely walked past my machine so I didn't just sit down and sew randomly for a moment here and there. Then, just after the beginning of the year I had my sewing machine on the kitchen table and I was all sorts of productive. Sewing up a storm. It was great. And the the leaf came out of the table and I no longer fit.....so I moved my whole desk and machine. It doesn't really match the living room, but this house is only temporary for us (well, once the market turns around....) so I'm stressing too much over how it looks. At least its out in the open and I can sew anytime I have a few spare moments (because, you know...that happens so often around here!!)

3 comments:

Moose Threads said...

Impressive use of space! I know what you mean about feeling removed and unmotivated to be creative. Hence my yarn stash looking more like a rats nest....

heather said...

I think you are doing a great job with the space you have. If I didn't have the basement I don't think I would have a space because our house is WAY TO SMALL!!! But I have the basement.:) Way to fit everything in the space you have. You motivated me to take pictures of my mess so that I would clean it up and so far I just still have the embarassing pictures. I'm going to get it done sometime!

We Would Rather Be Quilting Administrator said...

Wow if you want to donate any of that to a good cause we are looking for fabric for our quilting ministry group at church. Or you can come play in my stash and I will play in yours. I need some fairy frost fabric in yellow so hoping to find some this afternoon! No matter how much fabric we have we always find an excuse to buy more haha!